Tour code: 5924TYOFUJIVIP
Be mesmerized by the beguiling beauty of Mt Fuji on an Viator VIP private tour from Tokyo. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, venture to the majestic mountain to capture photographs of its snow-sprinkled peak and then visit a sacred Shinto shrine for an exclusive private talk with a devout priest. Listen to the religious figure share personal anecdotes then ascend to 5th station, a look out point refereed to as the border before heaven and earth. Absorb panoramic vistas of the surroundings then enjoy some cultural authenticity with a traditional Japanese lunch.


  • Private Mt Fuji day trip from Tokyo including exclusive talk with a resident priest at Sengen Shrine
  • Visit Mt Fuji’s 5th Station and ride the Kachi Kachi Ropeway from Lake Kawaguchi
  • Dine on Japanese specialties for lunch, sample delicious sweets and try local sake in a traditional Japanese village
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle
  • Experience Japan’s most iconic attraction as a VIP insider with this Viator exclusive, not available anywhere else!
  • Private tour ensures you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide

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What You Can Expect

Viator VIP: Mt Fuji Private Tour Including Exclusive Visit with Priests at Sengen Shrine

Viator VIP: Mt Fuji Private Tour Including Exclusive Visit with Priests at Sengen Shrine

Depart from your Tokyo hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and board a train travelling to Mt Fuji. Stop to capture photographs at visionary viewing spots and listen as your guide offers insight into the geology and history of Japan’s iconic peak.

On arrival, revitalize with aromatic tea and board a private vehicle to Sengen Shrine, a sacred spot located at the foot of the mountain. Enjoy the unique opportunity to speak personally with local priests, an experience typically unavailable to the public. (Please note, the availability of the priests with be confirmed on booking.)

Refresh with some local snacks and absorb the scenic setting characterized by exotic trees and magnificent mountain views. Then, relax during the short journey to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station, a vertiginous vantage point located 7,546 feet (2,300 meters) above sea level. See spectacular views of the mountain and a selection of shimmering shrines as you absorb the natural majesty of the region.

When your tour comes to an end, return to the railway station and travel by express train back to Tokyo. Travel to your hotel in a private vehicle and bid your guide farewell with magical memories of Mt Fuji.

Viator VIPs feature travel experiences not typically available to the general public — from behind-the-scenes access to private viewings and VIP service — at many of the world’s top attractions, often with no lines and no crowds. Viator VIP tours are not available from other 3rd-party online sellers.

Customer Reviews

Elizabeth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Meg was our guide, and she is terrific. The day was cold, snowy/rainy, and very overcast, so we thought there was no chance we would get to see Mt. Fuji. With a little patience, however, we did get a peek from station 4, and then another peek from a nearby crafts village. Because it is a private tour, there is flexibility in what you do and how much time you spend doing it. That flexibility is especially helpful when the weather is not cooperating, as was the case with us. Meg is such a pleasant tour guide, and we felt entirely comfortable expressing our thoughts on different activities we could do. FYI, we are a family of four, 2 parents and two teenagers, and everyone had a great time.

Joel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


Boris M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very well organized, very good guide. It was a nice and funny tour. We see everything what was possible in the short time. Absolut top and worthy the money.

peter p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was one of the highlights of an amazing vacation.Although it is a longish day every moment was special.We felt so well cared for by both our guide and our driver in The Mt Fuji area.The train ride was fun and sometimes scenic during which our amazing guide Sylvia gave us history and information that enhanced the trip greatly.The mountain itself was spectacular and we lucked out with perfect weather.The views were amazing.My only comment is that the promised meeting with the monk was nothing like it was described in the brochure.Minor but worth noting.Although it was disappointing it in no way deterred from an amazing day that our incredible guide Sylvia provided for us.

Jurgen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

our guide Mrs. Yuka Yoshida made this being an unforgettable excursion

robert w e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Meg was a great guide and we had perfect weather for our Mt Fuji visit
Highly recommend the tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We had a wonderful and intimate experience with this Mt. Fuji VIP tour! Chatting with priest is absolutely a life time experience!

Ana Lucia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

We had a wonderful time with our guide Meg.

Ho Chiu, Peter Y

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2015

The exclusive visit with priests did not go as expected. I was expecting some private moments with a priest. Yet I was only offered to take part in a ceremony. Disappointed, but the overall experience is great.

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